24 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Five Vegetable Crops That Slugs And Snails Ignore

Last year marked the start of my journey into growing my own food at home. Sadly, here in the UK, it also marked the wettest year on record – something which exploded the local populations of snails and slugs rendering entire crops ruined in a matter of days. My spinach was decimated. My lettuces vanished. […]

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11 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Growing Cucumbers In The Greenhouse

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On a hot summers day nothing tastes more refreshing than a sweet, juicy cucumber. However despite being an integral part of many salads, it seems that very few people actually try growing cucumbers when compared to other popular salad crops like tomatoes, lettuces or radishes. Growing cucumbers can arguably be a little more troublesome than […]

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28 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Growing Tomatoes Indoors

photo credit: torugatoru Growing tomatoes indoors can be surprisingly easy with just a small amount of knowledge and it’s entirely possible to produce a healthy crop of tomatoes in a very limited space. Indeed whilst at university many years ago I managed to grow tomatoes indoors by keeping them as houseplants on my windowsill so […]

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29 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Troy-Bilt TB154 9-Inch Cultivator Tiller Review

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An integral part of living a more ecofriendly lifestyle is making best use of your garden to grow organic, in-season fruits and vegetables but digging over a plot of land can be a long, tiring and back-ache producing endeavour which is why many people opt to use a powered cultivator or tiller. Doing so makes […]

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01 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Four Tested Tips For Growing Better Organic Vegetables

photo credit: NomadicLass In today’s factory farming, producers are forced to use a potent cocktail of pesticides and herbicides to keep yields up as high as possible in the hope of turning a profit. But given the choice, most of us would rather these chemicals weren’t used. From pesticide residues on food to the pollution […]

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